NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Lifeguards at Rhode Island beaches rescued several more swimmers from rip currents caused by Hurricane Cristobal as it passed far off the New England coast.

Lifeguards at Misquamicut State Beach told The Westerly Sun that they pulled about a half-dozen swimmers to safety Thursday after they were swept into deeper waters. Misquamicut officials say several dozen swimmers were rescued Wednesday.

Further east down the coast near the Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, the deputy chief of the local ambulance service rescued a 62-year-old woman and her teenage grandson when they got caught in high surf. The deputy chief, Jordan Dolock, says he was at the beach on his day off.

The National Weather Service canceled a high surf advisory for the Rhode Island shore Friday morning.


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